• Promising Alzheimer's drug   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    Biogen will move its Alzheimer's drug quickly into phase 3 studies, jumping over the middle stage, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Mutants closer than ever, thanks to...CRISPR? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    UCSD fly gene mutation

    Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably using a recently developed gene-editing technique, NBC reports.

  • California farmers: Selling water makes more money Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Irrigation water runs along a dried-up ditch between the rice farms to provide water for the rice fields in Richvale, Calif.

    In drought-stricken California, farmers make more selling water than rice. NBC News reports.

  • When did science become a dirty word? Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Scientist science

    From vaccines to genetically-modified foods, the scientific community is often stuck playing defense. When did science become a dirty word?

  • March 6- Lower-cost versions of biological drugs, known as biosimilars, are taking aim at some of the world's biggest-selling medicines. Unlike chemical compounds, such as aspirin or statins, these biotech products are made of hormones, antibodies and other proteins. DIFFERENT REGULATORY PATHWAYS Biosimilars are already sold in Europe, Japan and other parts...

  • Cancer drug shows promise   Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Cancer drug shows promise

    Amgen's cancer drug Kyprolis demonstrated positive results in a study against Takeda's Velcade. Dr. Sean Harper, Amgen, discusses the benefit risk equation for both drugs.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them- and world leaders- to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/ IPSOS poll has found. The result of the poll suggests that appeals based on ethics could be key to shifting the debate over climate change in the United States, where those demanding...

  • New hope for AIDS vaccine: Llamas? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    A Llama in Cusco, Peru

    Llamas appear to be immune to AIDS and HIV, giving scientists hope for developing a vaccine or treatment. Global Post reports.

  • Space station preps for 'space taxis' Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    The mirrorlike visor of NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman reflects fellow astronaut Barry Wilmore during their Oct. 15, 2014, spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

    A spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for commercial spacecraft was delayed, but plans to reopen the American docks will go on.

  • What serious problem rhymes with orange? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Oranges hang from trees at an orange grove in Winter Garden, Florida.

    A cold snap in Florida may threaten next year's citrus crop, and California growers are fighting for their future.

  • Morning headlines: Wal-Mart offers raises   Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Morning headlines: Wal-Mart offers raises

    Wal-Mart will raise its minimum wage for entry level workers, and will give raises to nearly 40 percent of its workforce. CNBC's Kate Rogers has this morning's top headlines.

  • UMass reverses ban on Iranian science students Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    UMass Amherst students on campus.

    UMass reversed a controversial policy change and continue to accept Iranian nationals into science and engineering programs, NBC News reports.

  • Road salt: The winter's $2.3 billion game changer Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    A garbage truck which slid off a road in Gorham, Maine.

    The economics surrounding a certain commodity can be a game changer for city officials in the snow belt. And it's sitting on your dinner table.

  • Why pot gives people the 'munchies' Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    Eating munchies

    Marijuana might make brain cells that normally suppress the appetite reverse their behavior and encourage eating, says a new study.

  • Ebola czar: Americans should use measles vaccination

    Ron Klain, former U.S. Ebola czar, explains the safety and importance of vaccinating children to protect against measles.

  • You don't see girls on TV portrayed as engineers: Obama

    Re/code's Kara Swisher talks to President Obama about STEM, education and bringing the best workers to the US. He also talks about immigration reform as a way to make it easier for companies to bring in talent.

  • How bad are US droughts? Think 'megadrought' Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Dried and cracked earth on an unplanted field at a farm near Mendota, Calif.

    Harsh droughts lasting decades are likely to dry out a broad swath of America's heartland, even if we reduce carbon emissions in the next 50 years, researchers say.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? China was responsible for the most ocean plastic pollution per year with an estimated 2.4 million tons, about 30 percent of the global total, followed by Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria and...

  • Oceans filling with plastic may make toxic seafood Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Trash on Carpayo Beach in La Punta, Peru, December 02, 2014.

    Coastal countries are leaking millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, says a new study. And it is getting tougher to remove.

  • Hospitals cut costs with 'creepy' robots Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    The Tug robot by Aethon

    Hospitals near San Francisco are using robots to ferry food, drugs and even dirty laundry, possibly saving patients money, and maybe stealing jobs.